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Learning To Learn, Unlearn, And Relearn

There is an element of uncertainty when it comes to discussing issues around the future of employment in the workforce. <i>“</i>The world is changing<i>“</i> is a …

A College Degree Isn’t The Only Path Left To A Good Job

Many of the blue-collar jobs that guaranteed a path to financial success have disappeared from the economy, but they do still exist.<p>Getting a decent job when you don’t have a BA is getting harder, it’s true–chiefly because of a loss of employment at factories. Since 1991, 2.5 million “good jobs” …

Secrets of the two-second pit stop

How do Formula 1 pit crews service racing cars so quickly?<p><b>A FORMULA 1 RACER IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A RACE</b>, dozens of laps to go. Everyone’s zooming over 300kph. But it’s time for repairs and tyre changes — time for a pit stop. The racer pulls in. Close to two dozen workers swarm on the vehicle. The …

Le Mans

New Creatures Illustrated with Curved Moiré Patterns by Andrea Minini | Colossal

<p>Milan-based designer Andrea Minini (previously) just shared his third series of animal illustrations where he challenges himself to create the …

Brilliant stop-motion ad tells the history of Honda with paper and hands

Honda's latest ad is worth watching simply because it's fantastic animated art. The spot doesn't show off some shiny new car — instead, it takes two minutes to celebrate the history of the company and the vast array of products it produces.<p>The ad aired during four early NFL games which usually …

Writing value propositions that work

A well-defined problem is half solved. But getting there is harder than you’d expect.<p>Enter the world of value propositions. Projecting “Here is why you should buy from us” seems easy from the company’s perspective: it already knows its product and may be over-valuing the perceived benefits. The …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

Value Proposition Design

The Real (and Troubling) Reason Behind Lower Oil Prices

I am obsessed with how the top tier of finance has undermined, rather than fueled, the real economy. In part, that’s because of I’m writing a book …

The Beauty of Math! These 3D Printed Fractals Will Blow Your Mind

When I was in school, I admittedly was not a fan of mathematics. It was just something about numbers that turned me away. While my grades held up, …

Fractals

Sometimes Cutting R&D Spending Can Yield More Innovation

This may sound as though we’ve got our facts backward, but your company can significantly <i>increase</i> its knowledge output by cutting R&D spending.<p>It’s all a matter of when you cut your spending, and why.<p>Take Cisco, for example. The company’s R&D expenditures dropped by about $1.5 billion from 2002 …

Why Bureaucracy Must Die

A terrible epidemic, writes business guru Gary Hamel in a pair of articles in Harvard Business Review, is afflicting a large part of the human race. Its name isn’t Ebola. It’s called bureaucracy.<p>The disease renders our organizations “insipid, inertial, incremental and uninspiring… To find a cure, …

Brain Gain

The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs.<p>A young man I’ll call Alex recently graduated from Harvard. As a history major, Alex wrote about a dozen papers a semester. He also ran a student organization, for which he often worked more than forty hours a week; when he wasn’t on the job, he had …

Stop Thinking Outside The Box -- Think Into The Corners Instead

If you thought finding a needle in a haystack was hard, try making the haystack infinitely large. That’s what it’s like to think outside the box.<p>No matter how long you stare at the empty space outside the box, it’s unlikely you’ll discover something completely new that you can actually …

Minimalist Illustrations by Ray Oranges

Daily Life in a Dream.<p>Ray Oranges is an illustrator and a multidisciplinary graphic designer. He lives and works in Florence, Italy. This series …

Can Thinking About Time Make You A Better Person?

A new study finds that thinking about money makes people more likely to cheat, but thinking about time keeps them honest.<p>Imagine: Briefcases full of cash. Scrooge McDuck diving into his swimming pool vault of gold coins. Winning $100 at a blackjack table. Feeling a little dishonest yet?<p>Just …

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper | Colossal

<p>This accomplished king cobra designed by Ronald Koh was recently folded by origami artist Matthieu Georger from a single piece of specially treated …

China’s Flowing Bridge with Three Separate Undulating Roads

In an effort to enliven the local area of a new lake district on Changsha's Meixi Lake in China, an international competition was held to design an innovative, new pedestrian bridge that would span the length of the Dragon King Harbor River. The winning proposal was a stunning concept that rises …

How to Explore Multiple Passions in One Job

You like to paint and do public relations and plan awesome parties, too. But if you think it’s impossible to combine all your passions into one …

Google: Mystery Barge Is a Place to Showcase Tech — For Now

Search giant Google has finally acknowledged the mysterious structure it's building on a barge in the San Francisco Bay.<p>A source of much speculation …

Whoopsie: Windows Azure stumbles again

Microsoft Windows Azure had a bad day Wednesday with compute capability impacted worldwide throughout the day, as first reported by The Register. …

20 Of The Year’s Best Microscopic Images

Each year, Nikon hosts the biggest competition in tiny photography. Here are the winners.<p>Traditional microscopes work much like our eyes do. They see the world through reflected photons, or bouncing particles of light. And so the resulting images, as unbelievable as they may appear, intrinsically …

Virgin America Made An Airplane Safety Video You’ll Actually Want To Watch

Airline safety announcements just got a lot cooler, thanks to Virgin America’s new music video, #VXsafetydance. Using a combination of catchy music, sassy dancers, adorable kids, humor, social media savvy, and even a singing nun, Virgin America has accomplished the impossible: convinced us to …

Microsoft’s Kinect Is Now A Sign Language Translator

A new Microsoft Research project has achieved a major milestone: Real-time machine translation of sign language using Kinect. Researchers in China created the prototype Kinect Sign Language Translator, which understands Chinese sign language and translates it into Chinese in real time using …

80% Of Companies Don’t Care About Company Culture–Do You?

Design Executive Officers certainly do. And the authors of the new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, believe they’re the future of business.<p>Some believe company culture can be mandated from the top down. Some believe it emerges on its own from the bottom up. A Design Executive Officer, …

The #1 Problem Every Leader Has But Isn't Aware Of

Let’s cut right to the chase – the biggest problem all leaders face is in fact problem solving itself. It’s the job of every leader to avoid, minimize or altogether eliminate problems. When the inevitable problem does arise, it’s the burden of a leader to convert said problem into opportunity. The …

Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

Most Valuable One-Person Internet Businesses

After the Million-Dollar, One-Person Business series ran on this blog, I heard from a number of readers who were very curious about what types of internet businesses are generating seven-figure revenues with no employees other than the owners. Looking back at the Census figures available, I didn’t …